We don't know how they did it, but Los Angeles-based outerwear line Helena-Quinn designed the perfect coat (scratch that, lots of coats) for a Chicago spring.
Modernizing the classic swing coat, Helena-Quinn coats are the perfect weight for weird Chicago spring weather. They're as functional as a classic trench coat, but they've also got a ton of chic, feminine style instead of just leaning towards menswear inspiration. Functionality and sartorial wow-factor? We're sold. If you're struggling between wearing a winter coat (too much) and wearing no coat at all (not enough), Helena-Quinn is your answer. You can shop online, but if you want a hands-on experience, you'll find them at one of our favorite recent additions to the Chicago shopping scene, The Edit in Bucktown.
The Edit, 1917 North Damen Avenue (at Cortland Street); 773-252-3350.
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